Make this traditional potato dish.


  • 250 g raw potato
  • 250 g mashed potato
  • 250 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • large knob of butter (melted)
  • 125 ml milk


  • Grate the raw potatoes into a bowl. Turn out onto a cloth and wring, catching the liquid. This will separate into a clear fluid with starch at the bottom. Pour off the fluid and scrape out the starch and mix with the grated and mashed potatoes.
  • Sieve the dry ingredients and mix in along with the melted butter. Add a little milk if necessary to make a pliable dough. Knead lightly on a floured surface. Divide into four and form large, flat cakes. Mark each into quarters but do not cut right through, and bake on a griddle or in a heavy pan.
  • If liked, more milk and an egg can be added to make a batter which can be fried in bacon fat like drop scones.

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